If you didn’t hear enough on Valentine’s Day, listen to the curator of “Parlez-moi d’amour” at the Museum of Letters And Manuscripts in Paris. She has a voice like Catherine Deneuve selling bath oil, as Tom Wolfe would say.
The latest edition of The Word on the BBC World Service also features an interview with Larry Smith, editor of Not Quite What I Was Planning, an anthology of six-word memoirs. Here’s an example of the minimalist genre by James Butler:
Hot tongue followed by cold shoulder
Documentation and on-demand audio of The Word will be available on the web until Tuesday, then it disappears into the BBC archives. Too bad it isn’t permanently accessible.